After the latest heat wave, it’s too darn hot to look cool. But there is a solution.
Summer has always been my least-favorite season for fashion. I find myself resorting to boring T-shirts when I am hanging with friends, going to the beach or exercising. In my opinion, there are two types of T-shirts. The fashion tee: a shirt that was bought at a store, perhaps with a graphic or logo, meant to be worn casually. The thing about these T-shirts is that they tend to get ratty very quickly, especially after frequent wash and wear. Then there is the sentimental-value tee: the shirt that you are not quite ready to part with (for nostalgic reasons), but you never wear in public. These include T-shirts from your high school theater productions, sports team or random events (Earth Day 2013). These shirts don’t do much more than take up space.
The solution to the T-shirt debacle is simple: Recycle them into something new. No sewing machine? No problem! Here are some simple ways to give your old and underused T-shirts some pizzazz with nothing but your hands, a pair of scissors, and a few supplementary materials:
(Check out this Dr. Who inspired Tardis Galaxy Tee on Etsy)
DIY T-Shirt Crafts: From Braided Bracelets to Floor Pillows, 50 Unexpected Ways to Recycle Old T-Shirts by Adrianne Surian (Adams Media, August 2015)
Infinity Scarf? Check. Totebag? Check. Hair barette? Check. There is truly a T-shirt craft for every occasion in Adrianne Surian’s new book. Learn about more unexpected ways to recycle your old T-shirts with 50 unique projects, each with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, photos and tips. Adrianne is popular for her creative DIY blog, happyhourprojects: check it out for even more DIY accessory ideas.